How to grow Platycodon

Platycodon growing herbaceous of the genus Platycodon also known as Platycodon grandiflorus or Balloon flower plant, Platycodon perennial evergreen plant, can be used as edible and medical also used as ornamental plant, can grow in temperate or subtropical climate and growing in hardiness zone 3-8.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape with serrated margins.

Platycodon flower

Flower color blue, white, pink, purple in bell with star shape.

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How to grow Platycodon growing and care:

Well drained soil, rich soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Dead leaves and flowers stems

Size of the plant?
30-60cm, 1-2 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Fast growing / Medium growing

Water requirement:
Average amount of water / Big amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season?
Summer / Autumn

General information about the flower:
Bell flower with star shape in colors: blue, white, pink or purple

Scientific name:

Platycodon grandiflorus

Blooming Seasons

Edible Parts

Flower Colors


Ornamental parts

Plant growing speed

Plant life-form

Plant uses

Planting season

Plants sun exposure

Watering plants

Hardiness zone